Temporary road closures and traffic signals

Temporary road closures (TTRO)

If you need to temporarily close a road for works to be carried out, you can apply for a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO).

While a TTRO is most used to close roads for temporary situations such as roadworks, they can also be used to ban a turning movement or remove parking. In addition, it can be used to temporarily suspend an existing restriction such as suspending a no-entry.

Eight weeks advanced notice is required to arrange a TTRO. This is essential to ensure all the relevant official notifications are completed. You must allow sufficient time for the legal process to be completed.

Who can apply?

All work promoters who do not use the Street Manager process including:

  • Anyone working in contract to a utility
  • Those working under a Section 171 or a Section 50 licence
  • Any organisation planning an event which involves either having to control or exclude vehicular or pedestrian traffic from the public highway must apply for a TTRO

Apply for a TTRO

There is a fee of £1,773. Once we have received and approved your application, we will send a purchase order to you for payment.

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Before you fill in this form

You won't be able to save this form to complete later, so please allow yourself up to 10 minutes to fill in the form.

You will need to upload the following documents as part of your application:

  • Traffic management plans that include how you propose to safely manage traffic and pedestrians past your works. It should include all documents and drawings that are necessary to clearly illustrate your working method and intentions
  • Plan showing the diversion route on an OS base map to scale
  • Copies of any proposed PR material or letters to be sent to affected parties, including a distribution list or plan

Apply for a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order

Temporary traffic signals

If you are applying to take up part of a road for construction activity and require temporary (portable) traffic signals, you need to apply to us for permission.

Applications must be made at least 10 working days in advance to ensure the proposed works will not conflict with any others and so that emergency services can be kept informed.

Who can apply?

All work promoters who do not use the Street Manager process including:

  • Anyone working in contract to a utility
  • Those working under a Section 171 or a Section 50 licence

Apply for temporary traffic signals

There is no charge for this application. Complete the Word application form and send to Southamptontma@balfourbeatty.com.

Download the temporary traffic signals form


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